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Poster: tambora Date: Jul 9, 2004 3:07am
Forum: prelinger Subject: The National Film Registry

How many of the films named to the National Film Registry are available in the Internet Archive? I've found a few, like The City, by accident, but I was wondering if a complete list could be made available, perhaps even as a category in the "Browse Top Level" categories list. Just a thought. Thanks.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Jul 9, 2004 3:30am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

If someone (Rick? users?) can make a definitive list, I can add the relevant category for each movie as a top-level choice.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Jul 9, 2004 5:08am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

There are very few. Off the top of my head I can recall "House in the Middle" and "Master Hands." I'll take a look at the Registry list and compile a complete list.

Pitch time: as a member of the National Film Preservation Board, an advisory group that recommends titles for the Registry to the Librarian of Congress, I'd encourage everyone to nominate worthy "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" films for the Registry. For information, see http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/vote.html.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Jul 9, 2004 5:18am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

So in addition to those in the last post there are also "The River," "Divide and Conquer" (one of the "Why We Fight" series), and, in the Feature Films collection, another "Why We Fight" film entitled "War Comes to America." There may be more Registry features in that section now or later.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 9, 2004 11:38am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

I would like to see an EXACT remake of that great film,"THE RIVER" in COLOUR with a complete new recording of the classic music.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-09 18:38:50

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Poster: tambora Date: Jul 9, 2004 5:17pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

Well, I nominate "Duck and Cover." If that's not there, it definitely should be.

On a slightly related note, why doesn't the Archive have the Zapruder film and the film of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse? Aren't those both open-source be now?

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Poster: leecherzs Date: Jul 9, 2004 5:49pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

Zapruder film status information webpage
Apparently it resides in the National Archives.

Short clips of the Tacoma bridge collapse are available online.
http://www.civeng.carleton.ca/Exhibits/Tacoma_Narrows/TacomaNarrowsBridge.mpg
or
http://www.pbs.org//wgbh/nova/bridge/images/tacoma3.mov
http://www.pbs.org//wgbh/nova/bridge/images/tacoma4.mov
However I do not think it is in public domain as they credit the same source as below.

Tacoma Bridge collapse footage owner information.
Ed Elliott
The Camera Shop
1007 Pacific Ave.,
Tacoma, Washington,
USA 98402
ph: (253) 627-4159
fax: (253) 627-4159
web: www.camerashoptacoma.com
email: shop@camerashoptacoma.com

This post was modified by leecherzs on 2004-07-10 00:49:50

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jul 9, 2004 11:14pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

leecherzs link on the Zapruder film mentions the "Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film" which is available on dvd. Check IMDB: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0165324/

It is a fascinating documentary on the restoration of the Zapruder film, shows for the first time the cropped part of the image between sprocket holes, and includes several slow motion, and image stabilized playbacks.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Jul 9, 2004 11:46pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

The Zapruder film is under copyright, and actively licensed by the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas, successors to the interest of the Zapruder family. You may find it elsewhere on the Net, however.

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Poster: tambora Date: Jul 10, 2004 12:45am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: The National Film Registry

Well, I've never had any trouble FINDING the films; in fact, I have nice copies of both; I was just wondering why the Archive didn't. Thanks for the info.